This is a wine that brings out the earthy character of Syrah. It has flavors of spice, herbs and some black fruits. But it also has serious, dry tannins and acidity, which both suggest it needs time to develop. Over the next four years, it should soften and grow richer.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.